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Certificates of Concentration

Certificate in Environmental Law

Application for Certificate

Requirements

To be eligible for a Certificate in Environmental Law, a student must satisfy all the requirements listed below.

A. A student must complete a minimum of 10 credits from the following Environmental Law Required and Elective Courses:

    Required Courses:

  • Environmental Law  
     
  • Natural Resources Law

    Elective Courses:

  • Administrative Law
  • Public Service Externship placement dealing directly with environmental law, subject to the advanced joint approval of the Director of the Externship Program and the Faculty Coordinator, for a maximum of 3 credits
  • International Environmental Law
  • Water Law
  • Land Use Planning
  • Toxic Substances (flex course)
  • Air Pollution I and II (flex courses)
  • Any other course in the area of Environmental Law, added to the curriculum on an experimental or permanent basis, if approved by the Dean for inclusion as a certificate-eligible course.
  • Up to one (1) credit from one of the following Research and Writing Components can be applied towards the required ten (10) credits of certificate courses.

B. A student must complete one of the following Research and Writing Components (20-page minimum):

  1. Advanced Topics/Seminar in the area of Environmental Law, subject to the approval of the paper topic/project by the Faculty Coordinator; or
     
  2. Independent research paper in the area of Environmental Law, subject to the approval of the paper topic/project by the Faculty Coordinator; or
     
  3. In connection with service on the Law Review, the completion of a final draft Note or Article in the area of Environmental Law, if the Faculty Coordinator accepts the final Note or Article as sufficient in length and quality to be counted as completion of the Research and Writing Component; or
  4. Participation in a Moot Court competition in Environmental Law, if the Faculty Coordinator determines that the participation on the competition brief is sufficient in length and quality to be counted as completion of a Certificate Research and Writing Component; or
     
  5. Advanced Research and Writing paper in the area of Environmental Law, if the Faculty Coordinator accepts the final draft of the paper as sufficient in length and quality to be counted as completion of a Certificate Research and Writing Component.

C. A student must have achieved a minimum grade point average of 2.7 in all Required courses and in all graded Elective courses designated by the student to reach the required 10-credit minimum of certificate courses in Environmental Law.

D. If a student earns a 3.3 or greater grade point average in all Required courses and in all graded Elective courses designated by the student to reach the required 10-credit minimum of certificate courses, the student will earn a “Certificate of Concentration with Distinction.”

 

Last Updated: 7/2/15